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Maryland Morning
10:12 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Next Steps After Governor Hogan's Announcement That The City Detention Center Will Close

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The men’s detention center was built in East Baltimore before the Civil War.  Now it’s part of a cluster of more than a dozen public-safety buildings run by the state. Yesterday Governor Hogan called it dilapidated, dangerous, a place of corruption -- and said he’s closing it at onceThe individuals currently housed in the men’s detention center will immediately be moved to other facilities in Baltimore City or in nearby areas," Gov. Hogan said.  "There’s plenty of capacity elsewhere in the system to meet this need. Given the space that we have, it makes no sense whatsoever to keep this deplorable facility open.  Frankly, I cannot understand why this action didn’t happen years ago." 

Between 700 and 800 men awaiting trial will be moved; the governor said none of the 772 employees who work in the facility would lose their jobs. His announcement left unanswered many questions, including where the men would be moved to.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:58 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Universal Wins Big at Summer Box Office - 7/31/15

Sometimes, a company just gets hot.  Everything they do turns into an economic winner, enriching owners in the process.  Such is the story of Universal Pictures, the movie studio owned by Comcast.  The studio recently passed the 5 billion mark at the worldwide box office faster than any other studio in history during a single calendar year. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri July 31, 2015

Baltimore DJ Will Put You Under His Spell

For veteran DJ, Matt Davis, hypnosis is his true calling.
Credit Crystal Dunn

If you think of radio personalities as a voice without a face, that’s not Matt Davis. For this DJ at the Baltimore station 98 Rock, community engagement has been a huge part of his job for eleven years. Not only has he hosted the program ‘Noise in the Basement,’ showcasing Maryland-based bands since 1996, but he’s also emceed the live performances generated by the  show. On Monday, Matt Davis will host the final ‘Noise in the Basement Live’ show – because he’s leaving 98 Rock. He joins Sheilah to reflect on what he’s done, and talk about what's next.  

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First Five Years
5:00 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

First Five Years: Diapers and Depression

Did you know there is a connection between diapers and depression? Listen to find out why. Then visit www.marylandfamilynetwork.org for more early childhood information.

Public Commentary
4:48 pm
Thu July 30, 2015

Charlie Duff - July 28, 2015

Charles Duff is a developer, planner, historian, and President of Jubilee Baltimore, a non-profit group that has rebuilt more than 250 buildings in Baltimore neighborhoods.  He developed City Arts, Baltimore’s first apartment building for artists, in 2010 and is now developing two large projects in the Station North Arts District.  He lectures widely and teaches at Johns Hopkins University.  He is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard University.

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